Being an older personal trainer means I can help you more!!
I have more passion now than ever about improving our bodies. Age is not relevant - it may just take a bit more of an all round approach, which is why Personal Lifestyle Training is so effective.
I have the experience and knowledge, built up over years of working in both the NHS and fitness industry, to help improve the body, using both fitness and health, ensuring all the body's systems are running optimally. Focusing upon just one element such as fitness is okay when we are young, however as we get older the body systems that support the 'getting fit' process become weaker, and fitness gains can be slow. If we strengthen the whole body with Lifestyle training, the fitness process (stimulating your body to improve) will be fully supported by your whole body - and the gains will come easier and quicker.
I now have to do so many things to stay in shape - gone are the days when I just had to worry about my muscles - I now have to look after everything, otherwise it all starts to deteriorate! This means I have developed some easier ways to address all the issues that help us to look as youthful and strong as we can.
As we get older not only does it take more effort to build muscle, we have to work hard to keep what we already have. This is true for every part of our body - not only do I have to train muscles in the normal way for fitness, body shape and strength, I am having to focus upon so many other aspects such as:
For training that is not boring - an older personal trainer brings lots of experience and an understanding of the pressures of life and the effect this has upon our body.
It can be stressful aiming to fit a whole workout into the day and sometimes we do not have the energy. This stress can be counter productive so it's always worth remembering:
I'll show you how you can gradually slot specific targetted training into your everyday life - and I'm here for support whenever you need it.
No matter what your age - your body can be improved, all you need is a desire to improve your body, and I can help you with the rest. Being an older personal trainer I do understand how much harder it is to gain improvements, but when you do the rewards are brilliant.
Learning to do new things at any age can help us feel more in control. Never before managed anything like a handstand so I trained with the aim to manage a handstand for my 50th. Nearly there - but it is not a great handstand - however the real point is not if I managed to successfully complete the handstand but more that I saw an improvement in my body - to feel better about 50. This is the best hand stand I've ever managed and it was on my 50th which did give me hope that my body is still capable of improving - it just takes that bit more effort with age.
Whilst working as a conventional personal trainer I have become increasingly aware of the powerful effect of
lifestyle change, and how much more it can achieve than just exercise
alone. This is the reason for offering you Personal Lifestyle Training, due
to the superior results. It is more about training and giving you support to know what your
body does and does not need, and less about just a weekly hour of
exercise, which is why I can offer this service nationwide. Personal Lifestyle training, with an older personal trainer for men, really can change your life in just a few visits, with ongoing support.
To train to look as good as I can for my age is one of the hardest things to pull off (as I have not always had the most healthiest of lives!), and presents a continual challenge for me. It requires me to practice all aspects of Personal Lifestyle Training and draws upon all my knowledge gained throughout my career. If I just had to exercise for the sake of my muscles - that would be relatively easy - just requires basic personal training knowledge that most personal trainers out there have. However, the process of achieving extra muscle/fitness through conventional methods can be detrimental to other aspects of the body, that are not apparent when young - but as we get older these conventional methods can accelerate the ageing process. To gain this muscle, and be in overall good shape for your age, so that you look okay and not past it, calls for a slightly different approach. Personal Lifestyle Training with an older personal trainer definitely ensures your whole body will be working well and can support the process of getting fit.
No matter how old you are - if you require to look good, more youthful and gain other benefits that are talked about at this site, then I can help you.
There is so much out there for Women - yoga groups, classes of all
sorts - but less for Men. During my NHS career I became aware of just
how many men can suffer problems with their health (particularly sexual
health). Many men do not seek help and become resigned to things not working as they once did - yet so much can be done to help. Give our body's what they need and they'll improve.
As we get older opportunities seem to lessen, but this sometimes can be due to how we are perceived. This can all be changed by improving our fitness, health, strength and body language which are proven to help us feel more confident. Opportunities can
then be more forthcoming. Being an older personal trainer with experience in improving lifestyle, gives you every chance of sustainable lifestyle change that will bring about many more improvements than exercise alone.
I'm not your average personal trainer –
not a keen sportsman or ultra athletic. We all have very different
reasons for training - most of my health & fitness regime is about
vanity and not wanting to ever be in ill health.
I am fascinated by the capabilities of our bodies and how they respond and adapt when stimulated to do so. Give
your body what it needs and you'll be amazed at just what it can do.
I come from a medical background and
every day saw the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle, but also saw first hand how difficult it is for
some to change their life. In my experience, what works for one
definitely may not work for another. We are all so different, but we all
have something that will motivate us to exercise and improve our
lifestyle. We just need to find your trigger. Due to the many aspects
that it encompasses, Personal Lifestyle Training combined with the experience that an older personal trainer brings, can make it easier to find.
If you are in your twenties, then the chances are, exercise alone will be enough to help you with most body improvements. But as we get older we need to throw everything we have into the battle to be fit, healthy and attractive as possible, But when we start winning the battle against the ageing process it is very rewarding and something you can benefit from forever.
Improving your body is not just about one aspect it is about your whole body. The personal training I offer is a bit different in that I don't have one method for all – what works for one person may not for another so I have to get to know all about your current life.
Why is this important?
I need to understand exactly what you want to improve/achieve. But in order to get results there may be a few different aspects that we need to consider. We need to make sure you can fit any change into your existing life easily, so that you will do it long enough to get a result. When you get a result, you will hopefully want to continue with it forever. Get this right and you will have a new way of living that you can sustain for the rest of your life and what's more enjoy it.
My body type is slim - I will never be really muscly and broad - my muscles are not massive, they are just defined. I have accepted that I will never be really muscly and ever look like a bodybuilder, so I work with what I have. My aim is therefore definition rather than bulking up.
It is important to know what body type you are - I will help you with this. We need to know what is achievable and what is just impossible, to avoid frustration setting in. There are three main body types and we can be any one or a mixture of all three, but it is good to identify what type you are so that you know what is realistic for you.